Male Impotence Common in AustraliaMale impotence affects one in five Australian men over the age of 40, according to a 2005 study published in The Lancet medical journal. And one in ten cannot get any erection at all.
Male impotence - the term traditionally applied to difficulties in getting an erection strong enough to complete sex satisfactorily - is the surfing equivalent of masculine wipe out.
As sex therapist Bernie Zilbergeld says; “Men are taught to tie self-respect to the upward mobility of their penises and when their penises do not rise to the occasion they no longer feel like men.” (The New Male Sexuality, Bantam 1999)
And although impotence in men is more common in the 40 plus age group, Impotence Australia CEO Brett McCann says male impotence in Aussie men over 18 is 30 per cent – far higher than you might think.
Two Types of Male ImpotenceImpotence Australia defines two types of male impotence:
Primary Male Impotence: a man has never had successful intercourse with a partner but may achieve normal erections in other situations.
Secondary Male Impotence: has current impotence problems but has successfully completed intercourse in the past.
The good news is 95 per cent of impotence in men is treatable. Sometimes it’s as easy as taking an oral drug or herbal supplement like Herbal Ignite; some cases may require technical intervention (injections or pumps) or sexual health counselling.
Impotence Australia says 75 per cent of impotence in men is from physical causes. But that doesn’t mean what happens in bed isn’t strongly influenced by what is going on in your head.
Worrying about male impotence may lead to a “fear of failure” known as performance anxiety.
Occasional Male Impotence NormalIt is normal for men to experience occasional male impotence as the result of:
- Excessive alcohol
- Drug consumption
All Ages Fear Male Impotence
Increase of Time Between ErectionsMost men do not know that the average time taken to get a second erection after orgasm – the refractory period - steadily increases with age.
A 15-year-old may be able to have a second orgasm within five minutes, for a man in his late 20s it may be 15 – 30 minutes and for a man of 50 it might require many hours or even days.
The lengthening of the refractory period is a natural occurrence of aging, and is not the same as male impotence – the inability to get an erection because of lack of blood flow or other causes.
Left to nature, a man usually cannot get an erection during this refractory period; however even if he gets an erection with assistance from impotence pills or direct stimulation he will not reach another orgasm during the refractory period.
Changes in the way the penis responds become obvious from ages 40 to 50 including:
Possible Signs of Impotence in Men
- May require physical stimulation either from man or partner
- May not get as full or firm as before
- Easier to lose hardness
- Once hardness lost may be more difficult to regain
- Angle of erection may point slightly down rather than straight up
- Need for orgasm is less
- Ejaculation force less
- Amount ejaculated is less
Changes of previous decade more pronounced
- Often takes longer to ejaculate
- May not ejaculate every time
- Accept ‘ejaculation every second or third time is fine’ – therapist Bernie Zilbergeld.
Herbal Ignite for Male ImpotenceHerbal Ignite is an all-natural herbal supplement marketed in Australia and New Zealand for more than 10 years and used successfully by thousands of mensuffering from age-related changes in erectile response.
If you are concerned you’re experiencing signs of male impotence, you might like to consider Herbal Ignite as a first step treatment for impotence in men. Taken daily it boosts sexual response and lifts energy. Men report not just better sex lives but an increased sense of well-being.